Throughout the years the rate of technology development has continuously increased, leaving many questioning what the future may look like. Fifteen years ago, the idea of having a camera on your phone was thought to be impossible. Now, everyone owns a device not only capable of taking pictures, but providing access to a plethora of information right at their fingertips. Technology has evolved so rapidly that some are wondering what could possibly be next. After the release of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s virtual reality application, Horizon Workrooms, it seems the next step may be what Zuckerberg calls the “metaverse,” a concept many tech giants are now competing to deliver.
Technology has become just as much a part of daily life as anything else, especially with a remote workforce. Nowadays everyone has a computer or a cell phone filled with personal information, most of which are susceptible to hackers. We have cameras that watch our children, devices that monitor infants’ heart rates, watches that track health information, “dots” that check the weather, our schedules, phone calls etc. and now that the majority of the world is working from home, cybersecurity is more important. Since the pandemic began at the start of 2020, more and more businesses have switched to a remote schedule in order to adapt to the changes resulting from COVID-19, which also means that the security of our digital information is perhaps more important than ever. Below are some tips for keeping your data safe in a remote environment.
With the current global waste crisis we’re experiencing, you’ve more than likely heard the phrase: “Reduce, reuse, and recycle.” In fact, for recyclers this phrase is known as the waste hierarchy. Essentially, these terms designate three vital components of environmentally-responsible behavior and are listed in the order of preferred action, from least harmful to most harmful in terms of impact on the environment. This might sound strange for some, since many tend to view recycling as being the best waste management practice. However despite there being an acknowledged waste management hierarchy, sometimes devices can fall into gray areas where it is hard to determine if it should be reused, repaired or simply recycled.